Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary - Iain H Leach

If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the North Wales Branch.

There is a very useful site about butterflies and moths in North Wales called North Wales Lepidoptera.


Get involved 


  • Attenborough: ‘Watching butterflies is good for you!’

    Sir David Attenborough has spoken of the mental health benefits of watching butterflies as he urged the public to take part in the world’s biggest butterfly survey over the next three weeks.

  • Latest trends in butterfly indicators revealed

    In the UK, since 1976, the habitat specialists butterflies index has fallen by 77%, whilst wider countryside abundance is down by 46%.

  • March of the micros

    An increasing number of new moth species are arriving and settling in the UK as a result of the global reach of the horticultural trade and the changing climate, moth experts today revealed.

  • Extinct butterfly flies again

    The Chequered Skipper has been returned to England after 40 year absence


  • North Wales: Pensychnant Bioblitz!

    Friday 20th July 2018

    Pensychnant Nature Reserve, Conwy

    Join us in recording as many species of plant, animal and fungi as possible within a 24hour period! There will also be guided walks and displays by many groups including Butterfly Conservation and Pensychnant’s Moth Group.

  • North Wales: Moth Group Meeting

    Monday 6th August 2018: 8pm

    Pensychnant Nature Reserve, Conwy

    Join the Branch at this informal meeting of North Wales Moth-ers and natural history enthusiasts - all welcome!

  • North Wales: Sandhill Rustic Search

    Monday 13th August 2018: 8.30pm

    Morfa car park, Beach Rd, Conwy LL32 8GA

    Join the North Wales Branch on this search for a rare moth - the Sandhill Rustic! Bring a torch...

Volunteer with us

Butterfly Conservation relies on the support of thousands of volunteers, and we are always looking for more help inside the office and out in the field. Whether you want to volunteer at a local branch, get outside and help manage our nature reserves, or help with one of our events, we have something for everyone to get involved in! Your time can make a real difference.

Find out how to get involved.

Contact branch

  • Chairman
    Ilija Vukomanovic
  • Branch Secretary
    Julian Thompson
  • Branch Treasurer
    Bob Lee
  • Membership Secretary & Newsletter Editor
    Mark Sheridan
  • Events and Publicity Officer
    Ian Gorton